Medical professionals: Get your flu shot now

Posted at 6:41 AM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 06:41:40-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- In central Indiana, medical professionals continue to encourage people who have not received their flu vaccination to get one -- sooner rather than later.

The Lexington, Kentucky Health Department recently reported its first flu death of the season. 

At one Indianapolis CVS Minute Clinic, nurses there say they have yet to diagnose anybody with the flu, but say it won't be long. 

"It's very important because there is often complications that are associated with the flu such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and those types of things, even death, so it's really worth it to come in and get your flu vaccine," said Katherine Davis, a CVS Minute Clinic Family Nurse Practitioner, said. "And then also prevention -- you want to make sure you're doing good hand hygiene, washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, and then using hand sanitizer, make sure it's alcohol based."

While most insurance companies cover the cost of the flu vaccine, many health departments are hosting clinics.

Marion County
Flu Clinics

•    Wednesday, Oct. 10
Chin Baptist Church
8528 Madison Ave.
9 a.m.-Noon

•    Tuesday, Oct. 16
Southport Presbyterian Church
7525 McFarland Blvd.
9 a.m.-Noon

•    Sunday, Oct. 21
St. Gabriel Catholic Church 
6000 W. 34th St. 
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

•    Thursday, Oct. 25
Cathedral Kitchen
1350 N. Pennsylvania St.
9-11 a.m.
$20 for adults and children ages 2-18. The vaccine is free for children under the age of 2. 
In addition to flu shots, pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine is available at the clinics for $75 or $155, depending on which type of pneumonia vaccine is recommended for each person.

Hamilton County
Hamilton County Health Department 
18030 Foundation Drive, Suite A, Noblesville
Flu shots by appointment
•    Call 317-776-8500 to schedule and review insurance information
Morgan County
Morgan County Health Department
180 S. Main Street, Suite 252, Martinsville
•    Flu vaccines available, appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome
Boone County
Boone County Health Department
116 W. Washington St. (Rear basement) Lebanon
Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines
•    Wednesday, October, 17th from 3-6 p.m.
•    Tuesday, October 30th from 3-6 p.m. 
•    Monday, November 19th from 3-6 p.m.
$30 flu, $60 high dose, $105 Pneumovax 23, $190 Prevnar 13
Please bring insurance card. Cash, check, or credit card also accepted.
Vaccine services available to homebound Boone County residents by calling: 765-482-3942 option 3
Hendricks County
Public Health Nursing Clinic
355 S. Washington St. Danville 
Walk-in flu clinic 
•    Open every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information on insurance coverage, or cost of vaccine, call 317-745-9222.

Hancock County
Hancock County Health Department
Courthouse Annex
111 American Legion Place Room 150
No appointment necessary
•    Mondays through October 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Appointments available
•    Tuesday through Friday
Bring insurance card

Monroe County
Monroe County Health Department
119 West 7th Street, Bloomington
Clinics for all Monroe County Community Schools will be held through December 3rd.
Walk-in clinic
•    Wednesdays from 8-11:30 a.m.

Shelby County
Shelby County Health Department
1600 E St Rd 44, Suite B Shelbyville
Walk-in clinic
•    Most Wednesday’s until demand has ended.
Call 317-392-6470 for specific hours.